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Clutching Stems

by The Ladybug Transistor

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Oh Cristina 03:05


released June 7, 2011

Clutching Stems
by The Ladybug Transistor

Gary Olson - vocals, trumpet
Kyle Forester - piano, organ, synth, harpsichord
Julia Rydholm - bass
Michael O’Neill - guitar
Eric Farber - drums, percussion
Mark Dzula - guitar
Frida Eklund - vocals

Heather McIntosh - cello
Melanie Townsend - violin
Claudia Chopek - violin
Julia DeRosa - oboe
James Hindle - backing vocal

String arrangements by Kyle Forester
Programming by Dan Dzula
Recorded at Marlborough Farms, Brooklyn and Sunset Cottage, Poconos by Gary Olson and Bill Wells

Produced by Gary Olson and Kyle Forester for Pico de Gallo
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian

Live photos by Loulex
Tunnel photo by Linton
Cover photo by Christine Chikachev Munich photos by Kenji
Layout by Drue Wagner

All songs arranged and performed by The Ladybug Transistor

Clutching Stems (Dzula/Olson) • Light on the Narrow Gauge (Dzula/Olson) Fallen and Falling (Forester/Olson) • Ignore the Bell (Forester/Olson)
Oh Cristina (Dzula/Olson) • Caught Don’t Walk (Dzula/Olson)
Breaking Up on the Beat (Dzula/Olson) • Into the Strait (Forester/Olson)
Hey Jack I’m on Fire (Forester/Olson) • Life Less True (Dzula/Olson)

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The Ladybug Transistor Brooklyn, New York

Formed in the mid-1990s around Brooklyn native Gary Olson’s collaborations with friends, The Ladybug Transistor make music that is somehow both modern and timeless, universal and yet theirs alone. The Ladybug Transistor is and has been Gary Olson, San Fadyl, Julia Rydholm, Sasha Bell, Jeff Baron, Jennifer Baron, Mark Dzula, Eric Farber, and Michael O’Neill. ... more

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